Masi, Mr. Chairperson. [Translation] Today is a very important day. When we speak about conventions, this has been an issue in the rules and regulations forever, and sometimes there are changes. So far, we have had a Premier from Yellowknife for three terms. There could be changes for Tu Nedhe and Wiilideh. We have a Member who is part of Yellowknife, Fort Resolution, and Lutselk'e, as well.
If we take a look at the whole process, the whole territorial government, when Yellowknife was created back in the day, these are the most important people here who we are living among. When you look at Tlicho, they are important, as well, but it's never important, it's never an issue that we should be able to respect and listen to these people who have been here forever. This has been an issue for all people, with the Yellowknives Dene and Wiilideh, as well, and it is very important that we listen, but at times, it's like we never listen to them. They are living right here among us. Sometimes, they come to our meetings. They have a ceremony for us, drumming for us, and yet, we don't recognize that.
When we look at Wiilideh, at that riding, Joe Handley and Bob Bromley, they are from Yellowknife, and now Yellowknife North, and he sits now for Yellowknife Ingraham Trail, and yet, it's considered as Yellowknife. When you look at Ndilo and Yellowknife, that's part of the City of Yellowknife. We have issues with them. We deal with them. There are programs of all sorts, working on the roads, doing the paving. So what do we do? They're part of the municipality service, as well, with Yellowknife. They also have programs with Yellowknife.
Mr. Chairperson, so many times I have brought these issues before. If it's only for a Yellowknife riding, we cannot leave one out. When I look at this, when I look at it, we should have all aspects of people who want to be able to run. That would be appropriate. We saw what has been going on this week, and now we are here. So what do we do? When we are going to be able to select, we should be able to look at this whole process again. This is what I would like to see. Right now, I would be able to stop. When we speak, like right now, when we see, we would be able to bring this up again. I would like to make an issue out of it and leave it at that. Thank you. [Translation ends]